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A Life in the Bush

(1999)
Lessons from My Father
A non fiction book by

 
 
Winner of

The CAA - Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography
The 2000 Ottawa-Carlton Book Award
The (U.S.) Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book

"A portrait of a true original." - The Hamilton Spectator

In 1929, at the age of twenty-two, Duncan MacGregor, the son of a lumberman, great-grandson of a voyageur, and an avid reader and baseball fan, headed off into the largest tract of preserved bush in the world: Ontario's Algonquin Park. When he got there, he was home for the rest of his life.

From the true nature of fishing to the harsh realities of raising a family in the woods, from the role of fear in the bush to the small nuances of family relationships, A Life in the Bush is painted on a canvas both vast and richly detailed. A story that captures the tough physical demands, the rich life of the senses, and the unselfconscious freedom that comes from living apart from town and city.

In this beautifully crafted memoir of his father, Roy MacGregor paints an intimate portrait of an unusual man and spins a spellbinding tale of a boy's complex relationship with his father. He also evokes, perhaps for the first time in Canadian literature, the bush the way bush people see it, an insider's view of life in the totemic Canadian wilderness.



Used availability for Roy MacGregor's A Life in the Bush

Hardback Editions

September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: A life in the bush: Lessons from my father - A Memoir of Duncan MacGregor
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-670-88082-5 / 978-0-670-88082-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Pub.
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Life in the Bush
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-305331-0 / 978-0-14-305331-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Life in the Bush
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
ISBN: 0-14-027551-7 / 978-0-14-027551-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Life in the Bush: Lessons from My Father
Author(s): Roy MacGregor
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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